Danger, No U-turn
A 22 year old man was riding his motorcycle on West Loop 1604 on Thursday. As he approached the intersection at Wiseman Road, a Ford pickup was attempting a wide U-turn onto Loop 1604. The motorcyclist collided with the front end of the truck and was sent flying through the air, hitting a highway sign. The impact severed both his legs. Illegal U-turns can result in dire consequences, causing collateral damage to innocent victims. The ramifications of making an unapproved U-turn are life changing for everyone involved.
Genesis 19:15-17, 26
15 When morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Up, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away in the punishment of the city.” 16 But he hesitated. So the men seized his hand and the hand of his wife and the hands of his two daughters, for the compassion of the Lord was upon him; and they brought him out, and put him outside the city. 17 When they had brought them outside, one said, “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you, and do not stay anywhere in the valley; escape to the mountains, or you will be swept away.” 26 But his wife, from behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.
Angels had been dispatched to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. A way of escape had been provided for Lot and his family. Despite the angels’ urging to leave immediately, Lot lingered. By the mercy of God, the angles took the family by the hand and carried them away to safety. How many times has God shown mercy toward us by removing us from untoward situations? God graces us with new lives, new attitudes and new ways. Why then, look back at that old way of living. He took us by the hand and pulled us away from destructive influences and devilish people. Why would you want to go back? Lot’s wife disobeyed the command to not look behind. A U-turn at this juncture would be fatal. Disregarding a highway sign can result in the destruction of the body, disobeying God’s command can be fatal to both body and soul. U-turns are dangerous.